41Chloë Grace Moretz
In response to criticism towards Hit-Girl’s character, Chloë Grace Moretz stated in an interview, “If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass, I would be grounded for years! I’d be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I’m an average, everyday girl.” Moretz has said that while filming, she could not bring herself to say the film’s title out loud in interviews, instead calling it “the film” in public and “Kick-Butt” at home.
After Tom Cruise called Brooke Shields ‘irresponsible’ for claiming that she medically cured her postpartum depression, she responded: “Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.”
While filming a sword fight in Elektra (2005), Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
Drew Barrymore started smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was 11, smoking marijuana at 12, and snorting cocaine at13. She was in rehab at the age of 14. A suicide attempt, also at the age of fourteen, put her back in rehab.
According to Anna Kendrick, the set pieces used for “Into the Woods” were so big and realistic that she and Chris Pine actually got lost while on the sound stage and had to be rescued by a production assistant.
Rashida Jones from Parks and Recreation became friends with Tupac Shakur after writing a letter in response to his remarks on interracial marriage. Tupac was later engaged to her sister before he died.
A Vietnam War veteran once waited in line at a Jane Fonda book signing just to spit tobacco juice in her face, calling her a traitor. She was very outspoken against the Vietnam War and visited North Vietnam. She was photographed seated on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery. This controversial photo outraged a number of Americans and earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.”
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Natalie Portman “would rather be smart than a movie star.” She had a 4.0 GPA in high school and attended Harvard, where she contributed to a study in psychology and got an AB degree. Portman is also fluent in Hebrew and knows French, Arabic, German and Japanese.
Anne Hathaway refuses to discuss how she lost 25 pounds to play the dying Fantine in Les Misérables, as she admits her methods were life-threatening and doesn’t want to glamorize or promote her methods to young women.
To help hide Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy while filming Avengers 2, three stunt doubles were hired. This caused a lot of confusion among the other actors since all the stuntwomen looked very similar to Johansson. Chris Evans stated that it got to the point where he would start a conversation with one of them, only to realize midway that the person he was talking to wasn’t Johansson.